Summary of Genesis 11:10-32:
The line of Shem is followed here. The account of Terah from the line of Shem who was Abram’s (later Abraham’s) father. Lot was Abram’s nephew. Abram married Sarai (later Sarah) and she was barren (had no children).
Terah, Abram, Sarai, and Lot left Ur for Canaan but settled in Haran where Terah died.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 8, Day 2: Genesis 11:10-32
3) “he became the father”, “lived and had other sons and daughters.” They went about their lives.
4) Nothing really. These lists are quite boring.
5) Personal Question. My answer: the fact that my ancestors were born, lived, had kids, and died.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 8, Day 2: Genesis 11:10-32
Admittedly, I got nothing here, so I’m praying you did. When we did Genesis last, BSF skipped verses 11-26 and did not ask about them.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 8, Day 2: Genesis 11:10-32
We see Abraham here for the first time. He is featured more than 312 times in the Bible with 272 verses dedicated to him. Wish that were me. Admittedly, Abraham if the father of nations. It takes a lot to explain that and I’d say that makes him pretty important, indeed. We’ll be studying him and his line for the rest of the year.
Too many of us try to live up to Abraham’s faith. In truth, we do; our stories just aren’t recorded in the Bible. Abraham was called God’s friend (2 Chronicles 20:7); (Isaiah 41:8). ( James 2:23 ) We can all be God’s friend. We are all great in God’s eyes.
FUN FACT: Sarai Abram’s wife means ” controversial.” Abraham ” means ” Father.”
What we don’t see here is that Abram is called while still in Ur Acts 7:2-4. This is important. Abram leaves Babylon to go to Ur at God’s calling. However, he brings other family members (not God’s calling), and he makes pitstop in Haran (part way there). Terah means “delay” and Haran means “barren,” which was Abram’s life in Haran.
While many fault Abraham for stopping, the important part is that he started. This is all we have to do: start. One step at a time in God’s will.